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Old 03-17-2013, 07:52 PM   #1
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Hi all, new member from Kansas City

I will apologize now for not knowing lingo and for the stupid questions I will ask. I just bought a 1978 Cavalcade 22' camper and know nothing about it or have ever owned a camper. I have found receipt for new heater from 2009 in it but do not know how to work it. It looks like it has a newer bathroom. Is there a book for dummies, owners manual or even good website I can purchase so I know how to hook up and work everything to make sure it works. Ex. Water hook up? Electrical hook up? Does this thing need a battery or two? What do I do with waste and where does it go after water is hooked up and do I use special hoses? I went to look at this thing during a heavy rain storm so I know the roof doesn't leak. As far as mechanical like wheel bearings, tires, electrical and stuff like that I am good with, being an ASE certified Technician. Hope to hear from you soon, Thanks.

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:44 PM   #3
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I too was born and spent 18 years on the east side of KC.
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Have you tried to Google the year and type of your new toy?? There are hundreds of sites and others bragging about being new owners.

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Welcome to IRV2. Here is a link to the TT section where it would be best to ask all of those questions ( none of which are stupid ).

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Old 03-18-2013, 05:20 AM   #6
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Congrats on the new rig! I'm sure you will have her in top shape in no time! I would suggest that you post questions in the appropriate areas of the forum for best results.

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You need to get the movie "RV" starring Robin Williams and watch it. It will answer a lot of your questions and give you a good laugh.
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